New York Fashion Week By the Numbers

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

And it has begun — New York Fashion Week has already gotten started and we’ve already seen everything from traditional runway shows for menswear and women’s, as well as fashion presentations and even previews from designers that couldn’t make it to New York for the shows. But in addition to the fabulous pomp and circumstance that comes with the fall collections, this season has a few special occasions that we just can’t go without mention: there are anniversaries, debuts and more — and we’ve got it all here for you. So whether you’re watching shows on Lincoln Center’s live stream or you’re braving the blizzard to get a sneak peek at what’s to come, getting the scoop is as easy as 1-2-3.

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Diane on Furstenberg‘s now iconic wrap dress. To celebrate, she’s got an exhibit in Los Angeles, but in her hometown, she’ll be throwing an over-the-top celebration to fête the dress. She’s moved her show outside of Lincoln Center because she needed the huge capacity offered at the new Spring Studios venue. There are sure to be plenty of celebs, prints a’plenty and of course, the diva herself will be in the house now that she’s back at the helm of her brand.

Diane paved the way for female designers, since the couture houses were mainly run by men and even American fashion brands were predominantly male-run. But one leading lady, Donna Karan, is celebrating a long run in the business right along with DvF. 2014 marks Donna Karan’s 30th anniversary. After heading Anne Klein in the early ’80s, Karan came into her own and debuted a revolutionary way of dressing with her Seven Easy Pieces. She revisits those staples season after season, and we’re all waiting to see just what he does with it this year.

Not to be outdone, this year marks 25 years for BCBG. The brand, which stands for “bon chic, bon genre,” or “good style, good attitude” in English, has been worn by the likes of Angelina Jolie, Alicia Keys and more. It’s one of the biggest names in fashion, with over 570 stores worldwide and having models such as Helena Christensen, Natalia Vodianova, Erin Wasson, Lara Stone, Daria Werbowy and Jessica Stam stomp down its hallowed runway.

Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy also has reason to celebrate. This year is the 10th anniversary of her brand, which is now a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama. Roy has grown her brand from a small, tightly edited collection to include shoes under the tutelage of her mentor Manolo Blahnik, a secondary line with Macy’s and more. She’s currently a judge on Tim Gunn’s Project Runway spin-off, Under the Gunn and working with charities and Deepak Chopra for collaborations and more.

73 years ago, Coach established itself as an American leather goods brand. This year, they’re back on the fashion calendar with an expanded range of apparel under the creative direction of Stuart Vevers, formerly of Loewe.

That was a few years before Fashon Week was an official event. In 1943, New York Fashion Week as we know it today was launched.

Stuart Vevers

Stuart Vevers

The loneliest number is 1, but we’re sure Marc Jacobs has been doing just fine now that he’s focused solely on his eponymous label. Two can be as bad as one, but we think that Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, the designers that he’s posted at the helm of his secondary label, Marc by Marc Jacobs, will bring that brand out of little sister status and into the mainstream.

3: the number of weeks it takes to build the tents at Lincoln Center.

20 minutes: that’s what the average show lasts, even though it takes months of prep and countless hours of tweaks, last minute changes and more to put on a show.

200: shows with MAC Cosmetics backstage

790: tubes of Maybelline mascara that artists will have on hand backstage at the shows

733 million: the economic impact that Fashion Week has on New York City

11205: the zip code of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where Alexander Wang is holding his show this year. Get there via train, Uber car (Wang’s given his guests a special 30% off code) or ferry — just get there for what promises to be an over the top show.

Images courtesy Vogue


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